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Update: Investigators looking into Cuero pipeline explosion

3 workers missing after explosion at gas facility in Louisiana

Williams Partners said an explosion and fire erupted at about 11 a.m. Thursday and injured four contractors who were doing maintenance at the facility at the time of the explosion.
Constellation Energy's coal-fired Brandon Shores power plant in Anne Arundel County, Md., Jan 15, 2012. (Shannon Jensen/The New York Times)

Entergy sells natural gas power plant for nearly $500 million

Entergy, which services much of the Greater Houston region through its Entergy Texas subsidiary, said it bought the 13-year-old Rhode Island State Energy Center power plant for $346 million in 2011 and wants to free up more cash for other opportunities.
(AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

NRDC: U.S. has made “unprecedented” shift to renewables

While natural gas plants are considered more environmentally friendly than their coal counterparts, the report notes natural gas production is linked to the emission of methane — the main component of natural gas — which is a “potent climate change pollutant.”

Natural gas storage approaching record with a warm start to winter

Goodness, gracious! ‘Great Balls of Fire‘ was recorded some 58 years ago today, and is an apt way to describe the 8-14 day outlook from NOAA, which shows above-normal conditions across the entire US through October 21st. This is überly, überly bearish for natural gas, as it points to more neutral conditions in the coming […]
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Midstream companies including Kinder Morgan, which operates this processing facility in Galena Park, are taking a hit in the stock market as oil prices fall. (Chronicle photo)

Kinder Morgan project faces delay

Planned expansions of Kinder Morgan pipelines that would supply gas to a proposed LNG export terminal in Georgia may be delayed by one month as the company awaits government approval for the projects.
An LNG tanker (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

LNG boosters tout it as a cleaner, greener alternative to burning coal overseas

Even when U.S. natural gas is super-chilled into a liquid form, shipped by tanker around the globe, and burned to generate electricity, it producers fewer greenhouse gas emissions than the coal it often displaces, according to an industry analysis released Monday.
(Eddie Seal/Bloomberg)

Houston companies team up to build Eagle Ford natural gas plant, pipelines for $240 million

The Targa family of companies entered the Eagle Ford earlier in 2015, when it completed a $5.9 billion deal to acquire Atlas Pipeline and Atlas Energy.

Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak, center, speaks with the media as he arrives in front of EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. Russia and Ukraine resumed talks on Friday in Brussels, aimed at trying to clinch a deal guaranteeing that Ukraine will receive shipments of Russian natural gas this winter. (AP Photo/Thierry Monasse)

Russia, Ukraine reach deal on winter gas supplies

Russia and Ukraine ended months of uncertainty and finally reached agreement Friday on supplies of natural gas to Ukraine for the coming winter, a high-ranking European Union official announced.

Eric Dille, director of government relations for EOG Resources., speaks at a meeting about flaring of natural gas in Bismarck, N.D., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

North Dakota regulators extend, toughen gas flaring mandate

North Dakota regulators have given the oil industry an additional 10 months next year to reduce the flaring of natural gas but also implemented a stiffer long-term benchmark.
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Gas pipeline is focus of Alaska special session

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Thursday called lawmakers into special session to kick-start stalled consideration of the Alaska natural gas pipeline project